From the first century BCE to the seventh century CE, the Gandhara region was a multicultural hub for commerce and art. Situated within present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan, artwork from this area was influenced by both Roman and Indian iconography. Several items from the Gandhara region are available in the upcoming Art of Asia event, presented by Pax Romana Auctions. Among these works is a stucco head of the fasting Buddha, produced sometime between 200 and 300 AD. This depiction of the Buddha has sunken eyes and veins bulging from the forehead and neck.
Bidders will also find lots from numerous periods of Chinese history. From the Tang Dynasty comes a terracotta horse, standing with one leg in the air. Despite being produced between the seventh and tenth centuries AD, the piece comes to auction with its original pigment. Collectors of Chinese ethnographic pieces can also consider three snuff bottles, presented in a single lot. Two horses running in an open field decorate one of the bottles, while portraits of women are painted on the other two. Register to bid and view each of these lots on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts (154), Ceramics, Bowls & Glass (27), Sculptures and Carvings (78), Vases & Vessels (45), Asian Works Of Art (183)
# of Lots:337
Price Range:$55 - $11,538.
Interesting lots include:
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|Huge Chinese Tang Terracotta Horse|| Estimate: |
|Rare Chinese Han Dynasty Guardian Dog|| Estimate: |
|Gandhara Stucco Head Of Fasting Buddha|| Estimate: |
|A Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel, Zhi|| Estimate: |
|Lot Of 3 Chinese Snuff Bottles|| Estimate: |